cervix

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈsɜːrvɪks/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈsɝvɪks/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(sûrviks)

Inflections of 'cervix' (nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.):
cervixes
nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors."
cervices
nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors."

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
cer•vix /ˈsɜrvɪks/USA pronunciation   n.[countable]pl.  cer•vix•es, cer•vi•ces 
    /ˈsɜrvəˌsiz/ .USA pronunciation  
  1. Anatomythe neck, esp. the back part.
  2. Anatomyany necklike part, esp. the lower, opening part of the uterus or womb.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
cer•vix  (sûrviks),USA pronunciation n., pl.  cer•vix•es, cer•vi•ces (sûrviks),USA pronunciation [Anat.]
  1. Anatomythe neck, esp. the back part.
  2. Anatomyany necklike part, esp. the constricted lower end of the uterus.
cer•vi•cal  (sûrviks),USA pronunciation adj. 
  • Latin cervīx neck, nape, uterine cervix
  • 1375–1425; late Middle English

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
cervix /ˈsɜːvɪks/ n ( pl cervixes, cervices /səˈvaɪsiːz/)
  1. the technical name for neck
  2. any necklike part of an organ, esp the lower part of the uterus that extends into the vagina
Etymology: 18th Century: from Latin
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